Kate Mathis with ant experiment setup In one of her studies, Kate Mathis, Ph.D., developed a motorized platform to move dead, chemically neutralized ants along a track to test whether parasitoid phorid flies use movement as a visual cue to hone in on individual ants. Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Search Search for... Search Get New Posts in your Inbox! Enter your email address to subscribe to Entomology Today. You'll receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Get Certified!